Kea's vibrant film is the adventure of a British backpacker
out-of-sorts with his own culture, who finds a deeper sense of purpose
from a colourful, crazy and benign new reality he experiences as
Man" is an endearing island term for someone who "goes from
lady to lady to lady". So when Adam meets and falls in love
with Em, "the girl of his dreams" and then screws up, he
has to confront who he is and what he really wants from her.
a young international cast that includes Stuart Laing (Lawless
Heart), Napakpapha "Mamee" Nakprasitte (Mae Bia), Abigail
Good (Eyes Wide Shut) and Hollywood veteran Gavan O'Herlihy
(Willow, Never Say Never Again), Butterfly Man is an adventure
filled with passion, humour and intrigue.
the sun, sea and sand, charismatic characters and fascinating cultural
detail, Butterfly Man provides a rare insight into the backpacker
experience, East-West relations and ultimately the vulnerability
of Thai women from rural communities.